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Are Kemp, Dodgers Ready to Reach Next Level? BY MARVIN VASQUEZ

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Matt Kemp must have an MVP-type season for the Dodgers to even begin thinking World Series.

In order for the Los Angeles Dodgers to call this 2013 season successful, they must at least reach the World Series. That’s a must, and Matt Kemp must lead that charge. Guggenheim Partners, LLC purchased the Dodgers for a little over $2 billion in 2012. Since then, the management group that includes Guggenheim controlling partner Mark Walter, former Laker Magic Johnson and partners Peter Guber, Stan Kasten, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly has done its share to bring a winning team to L.A. – a city that hasn’t witnessed a championship since 1988. That’s too damn long! Ex-Dodger owner Peter O’Malley believes in the Dodgers new ownership. “I think they’re going to do fine,” he said in mid-March, according to the Ventura County Star. “I have great respect for Mark Walter, the CEO of Guggenheim. He’s responsible not only for Guggenheim, he’s responsible for the ballclub. He has an extraordinary vision. They’re doing it for good reasons, for the long haul… “They’ve got good management. Stan Kasten is a proven, successful sports executive. Magic, with his visibility, he will not let the fans down. There’s no chance that Magic will do anything that would disappoint the fans…it’s an excellent combination.” Last season, the Dodgers not only acquired shortstop Hanley Ramirez (currently out for eight weeks due to thumb surgery) and his salary from the Marlins in exchange of prospects, but also took on $260 million in payroll obligations from the Boston Red Sox in a trade for Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto. “I feel like the people we got are people we should be able to count on as a core group of players for a long time,” CEO Mark Walter said, as reported by ESPNLosAngeles.com back in October 2012. “We got a good young first baseman who happens

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to be about the same age as the guy in right field, and shortstop, and center field.” That was supposed to be their off-season in acquiring free agents, reported several media outlets. Acquisitions didn’t end there. The new ownership, however, added top pitcher Zack Greinke and Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, among other signings. As of now, the Dodgers have a surplus of starting pitchers, eight to be exact: Clayton Kershaw, Josh Beckett, Chad Billingsley, Aaron Harang, Chris Capuano, Greinke and Ryu. And it’s a good idea they haven’t traded anyone because Greinke recently experienced pain in his right elbow, while Kershaw and Billingsley underwent injuries late last year. On top of that, Ryu isn’t a lock since he’s yet to pitch in the majors. “I’m just doing what’s laid out, to give us the best chance,” said Greinke, according to Yahoo! Sports. “On our team, we have other starting pitchers, and we have to be ready. “I just want to do what’s best for the team. It’s not important what day (I pitch),” he added. Despite all of that, the starting and relief rotations should perform above par if health permits. The fact of the matter is if Kemp performs as the MVP-caliber player he was in 2011 (when he should’ve been named National League MVP, not Ryan Braun) and early 2012, the rest will follow. And by that, I mean Gonzalez, Ramirez (once he returns from his thumb injury), Andre Either, Carl Crawford and the rest will perform. Crawford, who was a standout when with the Tampa Bay Rays, underwent Tommy John elbow surgery during the offseason – two days after being acquired by the Dodgers. He feels good thus far. “It’s just nice to be back,” he said after his appearance March 17. “I felt good. But my nerves were racing a little bit.”

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He’s hopeful in returning by Opening Day (April 1) against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. “I’m definitely trying to make it back by opening day,” he Greg Gayne said. “It’s something I’d like to do.” Once Crawford makes a full recovery, look for him to contribute solidly for the Dodgers – particularly with Kemp guiding the way in the outfield and batting line up. In 2011, Kemp batted .324 with 39 homers and 126 RBI, while scoring 115 runs and amassing 195 hits. He also registered 40 stolen bases and 74 walks. We should expect this type of prolific production out of Kemp for this campaign. And if that’s the case, the rest of the squad will follow. Kemp is not only the vocal leader of the Dodgers; he’s also an emotional character and the franchise player – though Cuban prospect Yasiel Puig (who hit well over .500 this spring) might challenge that in a couple of years. “He’s rough. He’s a wild horse. He plays wild – but it’s fun to watch,” Dodger manager Don Mattingly said of Puig, according to Yahoo! Sports. Puig is at the stage of being polished into a major leaguer. He’s quick, fast, strong and built like a football player, but he’s now the Dodgers’ top prospect. Interestingly enough, a lot of folks project Puig to see action at the top level this season. And if the Dodgers do make the playoffs and Puig continues to be hot, he could very well be a substantial contributor in all areas, especially in hitting. For the Dodgers, it’s now or never. Management, coaches and players must sport that mentality. The talent and experience are there. The health is coming. With the right mental approach, this Dodgers squad could go the distance. Stats as of March 25. Campus Circle 3.28.13 - 4.10.13

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USC baseball has a strong record of winning.

BY ELISA HERNANDEZ After all the high-flying dunks and Hail Mary passes we’ve had this year, it’s hard to believe that baseball is America’s game. But it is. For some, basketball and football dominate all season, but for others, baseball dominates all year. At the University of Southern California, that same battle continues. USC baseball may not be talked about a lot, but it should. Most people won’t believe that they five-peated championships (1970-74) before or that they hold the longest record of consecutive championships. “I know th at we won a few championships earlier in our history, but [I’m] not sure when,” said USC senior Brandon Guerra. “I think baseball now is in somewhat of a rebuilding phase.” It’s evident that USC, like a lot of colleges, tends to get hundreds of students at basketball and football games and a lot less at baseball games. “[At baseball games], they give out free food,” USC sophomore Ruben Lopez said with a laugh. “But that’s about the extent of my knowledge.” Lopez isn’t the only student with that same knowledge. “All I hear about USC baseball is that they give out free food. I want to go soon,” said Miriam Rodriguez, a senior at USC. “And I know Mark McGwire is a USC alum, so I feel USC baseball should be really valued as a sport.” No one seems to really know USC baseball, but they need to. Since 1889, the USC baseball program has gone on to do amazing things. They have won the most College World Series titles, bringing in 12 national championships with a post-season record of 208-77. This program has housed some of the greatest names: Mark McGwire, Barry Zito, Mark Prior and Ian Kennedy. With great talent, USC was able to appear in the College World Series 21 times with their last appearance being in 2001. They rank fourth in most College World Series appearances and have a record of 74 wins and only 26 losses.

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When looking at their Regional appearances, USC has appeared 40 times, their last appearance being in 2005. Their Regional record is 100-43. Yet, their impressive records don’t do justice to all they have accomplished. “USC is made of winners, so it doesn’t surprise me that we have championships,” said Rick Perkins, a junior at USC. “What surprises me is that no one talks about it or probably knows that they’re there.” Although USC baseball has lost touch with its championship roots in the past years, it has a long history of winning and grooming great players. A new era is upon the USC Trojans with a new coach and young players hoping to make a run this year. Players such as Kyle Twomey and Jake Hernandez are ready to be a part of the winning legacy at USC. Newly promoted Dan Hubbs has high hopes for this season as he enters his first year as USC head coach. It wasn’t too long ago that he himself came back to his alma mater to coach alongside Frank Cruz. After 12 years, Cruz was let go and Hubbs was promoted. He then became the sixth baseball head coach in the program’s history. “We’ve got some promise,” Hubbs said on Feb. 15, according to a prepared statement by USC Athletics. “If we play well, we have a chance to beat anybody. But we have to play well and we have to execute, because it will be tough for us to grind out wins when we’re not. During his playing days at USC, including his senior year when he first became a USC assistant coach helping out Cruz, Hubbs was a three-year letterman. He also posted a career record of 19-13 with a 3.58 ERA in 81 appearances (64 in relief). Having a history of Trojans teaching Trojans, there seems to be an essence of winning in the Trojans locker room. Currently, this season they are 9-15 but have posted a 6-6 winning record at Dedeaux Field – a field that holds more history than most know. Dedeaux Field is more than just a home to USC baseball. It

was built in 1974, the same year the Trojans five-peated for yet another consecutive National Championship. The stadium was then named after one of the greatest USC players and coaches to wear a Trojan symbol: Rod Dedeaux. As a player, he was also a three-year letterman, starting at shortstop. He went on to briefly play with the Major Leagues for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1935. Following his career, he returned to USC, became head coach of USC baseball and never looked back. During his 45 years as USC’s baseball head coach, Dedeaux produced an impressive resume. His coaching led to 11 national championships and 28 conference championships. He recorded an amazing 1,331-winning record and was part of the dream team that brought home five NCAA Championships. He is the main reason of why no other school has won more than two in a row; he set the bar high. Being named six times as coach of the year didn’t match up to his induction into the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame in 1970. He was part of a long legacy of Trojan greats grooming players from Tom Seaver and Mark McGwire, to Randy Johnson and Dave Kingman – players who have gone on to have great careers post-USC. Pictures and memorabilia honor the late Dedeaux, and a tradition of winning is passed on each year despite what the record at the end of the year shows. That is why MLB teams have drafted a lot of USC players, including three right-handed pitchers during the 2012 draft. Along with 100 major leaguers, USC has produced 91 first team all-Americans. Winning is no mystery to any of USC athletic programs. And, as this season continues to get underway, the Trojans continue to be committed to the legacy that came before them. Stats as of March 25.

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Three UCLA students, Mark Breen, Christian Brown and Deale Hutchinson, possess different insight about the school’s baseball program. Breen and Brown have attended games, but Hutchinson hasn’t. That tends to happen, not only at UCLA, but also at other institutions throughout the nation. Students find similarities in supporting particular athletics programs, just like Breen and Brown. in going to baseball games. Others, however, simply pay attention to specific sports. Such is the case with Hutchinson, who only follows football and basketball. When you hear about UCLA baseball, a bunch of names come to mind. People might say Bobby Brown or Chris Chambliss and, for the most part, others would agree. However, when you talk about UCLA baseball, it means much more than just trying to win a first national championship. It’s about continuing the impact that Jackie Robinson left behind. UCLA’s baseball stadium is not only called the Jackie Robinson Stadium for the middling career he had as a baseball player, but because of his perseverance during the civil rights movement. Jackie Robinson’s determination to beat the odds made him the first UCLA athlete to letter in four varsity sports: baseball, basketball, football and track & field. “When I think about UCLA baseball, the first person that comes to my mind is Jackie Robinson,” said Breen, a history major. “Not that long ago in one of my history classes, we had to write a paper on sports during the civil rights movement, and I wrote my paper on Jackie Robinson.” Jackie Robinson’s accomplishments show that perseverance is a way to become legendary, and the 2013 baseball team could embark on the path to accomplishing just that this season. Offensively, infielder Pat Valaika, the team’s power hitter, leads the team in both hits (27) and RBI (21). He leads the

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Bruins with two homers and eight doubles; he carries a .318 batting average. Infielder Kevin Kramer sports a team best of 18 walks and is second in RBI (19) to go along with his 15 runs scored and a .270 batting average. On the pitching end, the Bruins have a solid trio in Grant Watson (5-0, 1.13 ERA), Nick Vander Tuig (4-2, 1.50 ERA) and Adam Plutko (2-1, 3.47 ERA.) Combined, they’ve tossed 96.4 innings in 15 games thus far. So far this season, the Bruins have had some downfalls. Before the season started, the squad ranked No. 2 in two prestigious polls: USA Today and ESPN Preseason Poll. However, after suffering losses to Minnesota and Baylor, the Bruins dropped to No. 12. Nevertheless, the Bruins now rank 7th (USA Today) and have an overall record of 17-4 and a Pac-12 mark of 5-1 as of March 25. The Bruins sport a two-game winning streak after taking two-of-three games from California. Hutchinson didn’t know the team is ranked that high; in fact, he sounded surprised. “Wow, that’s awesome,” he said. “It’s great to see that other sports at UCLA are doing well. I, personally, only follow football and basketball, and I always expect them to be at the top. But it’s great to know that baseball is making our school look good.” Despite their current success on the field, this year is a redemption season for UCLA. In 2012, they suffered an early exit from the College World Series; it was their fourth time making the trip (second time in three seasons). Some had them as favorites to win it all, but it just didn’t happen. The last time the UCLA Bruins went to the College World Series was in 2010; they experienced an arduous 2-0 defeat to South Carolina. That year, the Bruins were the top-ranked team in the April Baseball America poll. Also, pitching standout

Trevor Bauer and 10 additional Bruins were drafted in the 2010 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. Currently, there are several UCLA alumni on major league rosters: Héctor Ambriz (Houston Astros), Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), Ben Francisco (Tampa Bay Rays), David Huff (Cleveland Indians), Casey Janssen (Toronto Blue Jays), and Chase Utley (Philadelphia Phillies), among others. Both Breen and Brown played baseball in high school and are MLB fanatics. “One of the reasons why I came to UCLA was because of the academics and sports legacy that they have,” said Breen. Brown’s great-great grandfather grew up loving baseball during the Civil War, a time when baseball was popular around the U.S. His father attended UCLA and taught him a variety of things regarding UCLA baseball. “My great-great grandfather taught my grandfather about baseball, who taught my dad. And my dad taught me,” he said. “I’ve been a UCLA and MLB baseball fan since I was young. I played shortstop in high school, but I was more focused on my academics at the time because I wanted to get into a good school. But I knew that even though I wasn’t going to play baseball, I wanted to make sure I got into UCLA for it’s academics and of course to have free access to its baseball games.” For Brown, the hopes continue as he waits for UCLA to make another run this year. “Right now, the Bruins are doing well,” he said. “I think by the end of the season they have a great opportunity to finish with no more than 12 losses. I’m hoping they can make another trip to the College World Series and advance to the championship series. I’m a senior and it would be sweet if they could win their baseball national title in my last year as an undergraduate.” Stats as of March 25. Campus Circle 3.28.13 - 4.10.13

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BY MEGAN DUEHRING It’s just about that time of year again in Southern California; the sun is setting later, the days are getting warmer and most importantly, baseball season is rapidly approaching. With spring training wrapping up and regular season inching closer each day, all eyes are on the Anaheim Angels. Dropping from second place to third last season in the American League West, owner Arte Moreno knew he needed to make a big move, and did he ever. The 2013 Angels are not only home to AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout, but they welcome 2010 AL MVP Josh Hamilton to the team as well. With Trout, Hamilton and Albert Pujols in the line-up, Halos fans have quite the season to look forward to. These three players alone have the potential to produce catastrophic numbers. Throw Mark Trumbo’s power into the mix, and the line-up is already deadly. The newly signed Josh Hamilton is coming off this past season with the Texas Rangers, having posted a .285 batting average, 43 homers, 128 RBIs and 60 walks. The outfielder will be calling Angel Stadium home for the next five years after turning down the Rangers qualifying offer and signing for a fiveyear, $125-million contract with the Angels. If all goes well, he will be a major asset both on the field and in the batting line-up. Hamilton is definitely the most-discussed addition to the Angels’ roster this season, but that’s not to overlook the remaining new faces. The pitching staff will welcome Jason Vargas, Joe Blanton, Sean Burnett, Ryan Madson and Tommy

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Hanson. Madson was brought on to be the Angels’ closer, but elbow complications may stop that from happening. He underwent Tommy John surgery last year and was planning on being back for opening day this season, but that is highly unlikely at this time since he’s suffered a setback. Hanson’s velocity drop could be a reason for worrying, and although they have a mass quantity of pitchers, that doesn’t always mean results. The Angels face a similar situation this year as they did in 2012, looking for a No. 2 hitter now that Torii Hunter is gone. However, let’s hope for their sake someone transitions into that spot soon and can be as clutch as Hunter. Producing sensational numbers during his rookie season in the major leagues, Trout is nothing short of a force to be reckoned with. Leading the majors with 129 runs and 49 stolen bases, Trout also hit .326 and had 83 RBI’s and 30 home runs. He will be transitioning from center field to left field, but we should expect to see him switching back and forth throughout the 2013 season. Although Pujols has a season under his belt wearing the Halos jersey, not many were impressed with his performance last season. After straining his right knee in late August 2012, his abilities were limited in play, causing his averages to be unimpressive compared to his past years. Pujols underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee in October, which will

hopefully bring him back to his full potential at bat. He has been mildly participating in spring training and should be ready to play by the season opener. Though the Angels have some notable gains for their upcoming season, they have also lost a handful of key players. Hunter has moved to Detroit and won’t be there to bring in RBI’s along with Kendrys Morales (traded to the Seattle Mariners), and pitchers Ervin Santana (now with the Kansas City Royals), Zach Greinke (signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers), Dan Haren (signed with the Washington Nationals) and Jordan Walden (traded to the Atlanta Braves) all put down the Angels jersey. With such a big transition of pitchers, the rotation is looking a bit questionable. Of course, Weaver will continue to be the No. 1 starter, but the remaining rotation starters can’t be determined until they are thrown into play. Baseball fans didn’t see the C.J. Wilson they were used to seeing last year and, on top of that, he had elbow surgery in the off-season. Also, it should be interesting to see how 2013 plays out in the bullpen, since many have question the Angels’ relief pitching. As usual, the Angels have both positive and negative aspects on their 2013 roster, so ultimately the outcome could lean either way. This season, just as any other, really rides on which players stay healthy and which perform to their highest capability. More likely than not, the Angels will have a successful year in 2013. Their season opener is Monday, April 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio against the Reds at 1:10 p.m. PST.

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With the resurgence of Brooklyn, everything Brooklyn is en vogue! A Brass Tacks Brooklyn Dodgers t-shirt is paired with a Garibaldi pizza slice from Vito’s Pizza. 846 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90069. VitoPizza.com

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Versailles famous garlic chicken. Now, that’s a revolution! For Versailles locations, visit versaillescuban.com.

A famed Negro Baseball League team is resurrected in style! A New York Cubans t-shirt is paired with a “Carol B. Special” from Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. For Roscoe’s locations, visit roscoeschickenandwaffles.com

Baseball and BBQ go hand in hand in Texas! A classic Texas Ranger look is paired with a classic dish of BBQ ribs, fries and coleslaw at the popular Spring Street Smoke House in Chinatown. 640 N. Spring St., LA 90012. sssmokehouse.com

We taught the Japanese baseball and they educated us about Sushi. A trendy Nankai Hawks baseball shirt is paired with sushi from a Nozawa at Sugarfish. Piece for piece, dollar for dollar, the best sushi place in Los Angeles. For Sugar Fish locations, visit sugarfishsushi.com

A forbidden rice with a nutty flavor adds a unique taste to Sushi A black Hanshin Tigers t-shirt is paired with a black rice sushi combo at Slow Fish. A great deal for a great meal at the mid-Wilshire restaurant. 5406 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036. Slowfishusa.com

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME – IN STYLE! photo collages: Katie McGraff

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Putting together the perfect game-day outfit has never been easier. BY ALISA DWYER Listen up ladies - in case you haven’t noticed from all the #springtraining trending in your news feed right now, baseball season is literally right around the corner. Whether you’ve already purchased your season tickets or come game day will have to be dragged into Dodger Stadium, it’s probably a good idea to do a little spring-cleaning of your wardrobe before you head out. Admit, you’ve needed a little retail therapy for a while now, and shopping for the game is a virtually guilt-free way to get your fix. So indulge and maybe try out one (or all) of these home-run ensembles to kick off the impending season of America’s favorite pastime.  “Sporty” 1. For everything sporty and sexy this season, you need look no further than the Victoria’s Secret PINK MLB Collection. Choosing the zip-up hoodie with the sequined baseball hat ensures that you’re just the right amount of comfortable and cute without trying overtly hard. 2. Pair it with a pair of your favorite basic leggings – or faux leather if you’re feeling particularly daring. You can find these at stores like H&M, Topshop or online at www.asos.com. 3. When it comes to game-day sunglasses, it’s all about trying to merge athleticism, style and practicality. You don’t want to spend the entirety of the game squinting into the sun, but you also don’t want to be embarrassingly invested with a pair of polarized Oakleys. Instead, opt for some lightly tinted aviators from Michael Kors, TOMS or Oliver Peoples.

American and simply not okay. For kicks that are a little edgier than your average All Stars, try spending some time excavating the hoards of altered sneakers on Etsy.com, much like these studded high tops. Or if you’re feeling particularly crafty, try adding hardware to your own shoes with just a hammer and some studs (check Ebay or your local craft stores). “Casual” 1. A casual wardrobe for the average summer game may render a little difficult to pull off, but the trick is relying on the relaxed staples of your wardrobe. You can find basic tees at American Apparel or Forever 21, or opt for this branded baseball tee from Anthropologie. 2. The jeans are an essential part of baseball apparel, and can make or break your game-viewing experience. For a summer ensemble, try shorts that are a lighter wash and mid-length (anything longer, and you will fry; anything shorter is a little embarrassing). You can find these at J. Crew or Free People, or grab a cute high-waisted pair at Brandy Melville. 3. If you’re really trying to commit this season, I suggest you take a little time excavating shop.mlb.com to find some gameday staples. The first necessity is, of course, the baseball hat. The second and more fitted for intermediate-level attendees is a baseball glove – you can find these online or at your local Sports Authority.

Conrad’s shoe line at Kohl’s (I know, I was shocked too). “Date Night” 1. The leather jacket is a wardrobe staple, regardless of whether it’s game season or not. So, if you haven’t already, invest in a good piece. This motorcycle jacket by Michael Kors will run you a little over 3k (Hey, a girl can dream, right?), but some more viable pieces might be found scouring the racks at Zara, Guess or Urban Outfitters. A faux leather option is totally acceptable (and probably necessary when you factor in budget) as long as it is well fitted and well made – blinding someone with obvious plastic pleather will win you no friends at the game. 2. You want your jeans to be dark washed and well structured. Opt for something skinny-legged, but not jeggings-worthy, like this tall toothpick jean from J. Crew. 3. When it comes to tops, try to choose something mild and feminine to offset the rigidity of the leather jacket. This collared blouse from Target is perfect, as are many other frilly frocks from H&M and Foreign Exchange. 4. Keep the accessories simple and tasteful – think stud earrings or a few subtle bangles.

4. Not sporting a pair of Converse to the stadium is like refusing to eat a hotdog during the game - it’s borderline un-

4. For your casual summer game shoes, try for T-strap or gladiator sandals. Your Rainbows/Havaianas/Reefs are adorable, but just a touch too casual for a complete outfit here. Nordstrom Rack has some elegant options, as does Lauren

5. We all know that a good date night outfit always comes down to good shoes, and finding a pair that works with a classy restaurant and climbing the stands is a tough challenge. Ankle boots with a slight heel keep things sophisticated while also providing some comfort and warmth for those cool spring nights.

Sporty Victoria’s Secret hoodie, $70 (victoriassecret.com); Oliver Peoples sunglasses, $350 (saksfifthavenue. com); Dodgers logo (sportslogos.com); H&M leggings, $9.06 (hm.com); Victoria’s Secret Dodgers hat, $40 (victoriassercret.com); and Converse shoes, $125 (etsy.com).

Casual Credit: Dodgers baseball cap, $19 (mlb.com); Anthropologie striped tee, $68 (anthropoligie.com); glove and baseball (ducksters.com); J. Crew denim shorts, $80 (jcrew.com); and Sam Edelman sandals, $130 (coggles.com).

Date Night Credit: Michael Kors leather jacket, $3,080 (stylebop.com); LA logo (sportslogos.com); J. Crew jeans, $125 (jcrew.com); Forever New ankle boot, $105 (forevernew.com.au); Mossimo blouse, $23 (target.com); butter nail polish, $15 (nordstrom.com); and Coach bracelet, $138(coach.com).

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L.A.: PLACES The Batcade is a popular batting cage in Burbank.

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Warm weather, hot dogs, barbecues and filled bars, this could only mean one thing: it’s baseball season. With the official start of the season set to begin March 31, baseball is all around us. Of course, with baseball fever at its peak, everyone is geared up to buy Dodgers tickets for a game. Well, with the economy in the state it’s in, who can go to every game? Not to worry – we’ve got just the cure to release some fever pitch. Gather the family up, and head to the batting cages! Baseball Central 5746 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles 90019 Price: $3 for 32 balls (maximum two buckets per cage); $32 for one hour This batting cage is perfect to see some very cool vintage décor as the walls are filled with classic posters and baseball gear. However, Baseball Central is not recommended for anyone expecting pro-equipment. The cages require manual pick-up, but if you don’t mind, then Baseball Central is a great place for lessons with baseball experts ready to teach! The Batcade 220 N. Victory Blvd.,
Burbank 91502 Price: $3 for 25 pitches; $12 for 15 mins; $20 for 30 mins; $35 for 60 mins A perfect fit for a baseball aficionado, The Batcade has a more

modern and serious baseball ambiance to it. It is open no matter what the weather is like; however, it closes at 10 p.m. But if you need to get in a few hours of practice before the big game, and you plan on eating, The Batcade is perfect. They allow food to be delivered to the cages! Oh, and if you need a break, it also has pool table and games, making it a good choice for a baseballthemed party. Just make reservations because during peak times, The Batcade can get a bit packed. Rex’s Baseball Batting Cage 11723 S. Western Ave.,
Los Angeles 90047 Price: $8 for 15 mins; $13 for 30 mins; $24 for 60 mins Established in 1978, Rex’s is a batting cage favorite with a momand-pop feel to it. Completely accessible to a beginner or pro they offer any type of ball and cage. Plus, rentals are available, and bats are only 50 cents! They also offer a rare 90 MPH cage for the pro athlete in you. Rex’s is a true bargain at great prices, but they close at 9 p.m. daily and 7 p.m. on Sundays, so this is not a late-night spot. One last tip: Rex’s is cash-only, and they do not accept bills over $20, so make sure you plan a trip to the ATM before you head over. Castle Batting Cage 4989 Sepulveda Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 Price: $3 for 25 pitches; $30 for 1/2 hour; $52 for one hour If you could guess by the name, the style of this batting cage is

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medieval, making it perfect for a date night or to bring kids; however, kids must be at least 8 years old. They offer a range of pitches and speeds accommodating to your level. They are open fairly late – 11 p.m. on weekdays, midnight on weekends. However, the cages are outdoors, so if it were raining, I wouldn’t count on them being open. On Deck 7675 San Fernando Rd.
Burbank, CA 91505 Prices: 25 pitches for $3.50; $28 for 30 mins; $46 for 60 mins This indoor batting cage is perfect a serious athlete or for the average baseball fanatic looking for fun. It’s equipped with an arcade party room, but it also offers clinics, camps and training programs. On Deck will help create the next pro athlete. Past staff members included players from the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants! What a bargain for professional training. World Series Batting Cages Inc. 11155 Woodley Ave, Granada Hills, CA Prices: $2.50 for 22 pitches; 15 mins for $13.00 This place has a great value for batting cages, the prices are reasonable and they offer a variety of speeds as well as softballs and baseballs. They are open until 10 p.m. and are usually not too crowded. The batting cages are indoors, and the staff has been known to be very accommodating and helpful. If you want a great, quite place to just hit some balls, come here!

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FOOD: BASEBALL GRUB Paul Sun

No, it’s not a Dodger Dog – but Wurstküche’s sausages are absolutely mouth-watering.

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Hotdogs – Wurstküche 800 E 3rd Street, Los Angeles 90013 213.687.4444 www.wurstkuche.com At a baseball game, nothing is better than a Dodger Dog. They are simply the best hot dogs to eat while admiring every hit, strike, foul, catch and out from the stands. However, if you can’t make it to the stadium for a game, go to Wurstküche to get your hotdog fix. Despite the fact that nobody seems to know how to pronounce the name of this restaurant (which means “Sausage Kitchen” in German), it has remained a downtown hotspot since it first opened in 2008. What makes this place a grand slam? Firstly, they offer an excellent assortment of tasty sausages. They have a dog for everybody: Italian, Mango Jalapeño, Vegetarian Smoke Apple Sage, Kielbasa, and for the more adventurous types they have Crocodile and Pork, Rattlesnake and Rabbit with Jalapeños and so much more. Secondly, they have delicious doubled-dipped French fries paired with an assortment of dipping sauces like Chipotle Ketchup and Pesto Mayo. Thirdly, they have a wide selection of Belgian beers on tap. And lastly, the restaurant has a great atmosphere, equipped with biergarten bench-style tables and good-looking hipsters. Basically, as a restaurant, Wurstküche touches all four bases and knocks the ball out of the park. Nachos – Public House 1739 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90027 323.663.1739 1739publichouse.com Everyone knows that the “cheese” they put on nachos at baseball games is really just orange-died processed goo (or “queso”

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as some people call it), and there’s probably not even actual cheese in it, but who cares? That glorious orange goo is heaven to your taste buds and a pinnacle element of baseball cuisine. Unfortunately, most restaurants adorn their nachos with real cheese, which may also be tasty, but it just doesn’t have the same amount of character and pizzazz as the orange goo. However, there is no need to worry because the Public House, a sports bar/restaurant in Los Feliz, is not like other restaurants. They respect the sanctity of the goo by offering an amazing plate of nachos topped with chicken or beef, Pico de Gallo, black beans, sour cream and their delicious version of nacho cheese. Public House is also decked out with an overwhelming number of large, flat-screen TVs that are visible from the first and second floor, so you never have to worry about missing that amazing catch by the left fielder. Overall, this is the perfect spot to scarf down a delicious place of gooey nachos while watching the ball game. Garlic Fries – Cole’s 118 E 6th Street, Los Angeles 90014 213.622.4090 colesfrenchdip.com Nothing gets you in the baseball spirit like the potent, mouthwatering scent of garlic fries that invades the air of the baseball stadium. And even though you know they will make your breath smell worse than Matt Kemp’s jock strap after a game, you simply cannot resist their garlicky seduction. The best comparable substitute for stadium-made garlic fries in L.A. are the Spicy Sweet Potato Garlic Fries offered at Cole’s restaurant downtown. Warning: These garlic fries should

not be consumed by people who are on a date, trying to hit on somebody, dating a vampire or going out on the town after the meal. Because after you eat these bad boys, with their spicysweet-goodness, garlic will start to seep through your pores. Beer – Golden Road Brewing 5410 W San Fernando Road, Los Angeles 90039 213.373.4677 goldenroad.la Imagine a hot, sunny day at the baseball game. You’ve got on your cap, sunscreen and sunglasses. You’ve got your hotdog in your left hand, and everything seems right in the world. Except it isn’t…something very important is missing. Oh, that’s right – it’s your hefty, mega-cup of ice-cold Bud Light. How could you forget? A frosty beer at a baseball game is what brings all the other things you eat together. It washes down the hotdogs, garlic fries and nachos with the perfect harmony of carbonation, fresh taste and, of course, alcohol. There are a handful of great places to find a tasty beer in L.A., but the one that sticks out in particular is Golden Road Brewing, where you know the beer is fresh because it is made on the premises. They offer 20 taps featuring their best beers as well as other intriguing options of craft beer from other breweries. For watching a baseball game, their Point The Way IPA is a great way to stay cool, with its zesty citrus flavors and light body. You can watch the game on one of their TVs, or sit outside in the hot sun, soaking up the beautiful day. Since the Golden Road Pub is situated right next to the railroad track, customers often cheer, shout and raise a glass whenever a train goes by and shakes the ground, giving the small pub the same amount of rumble and chaos as a stadium. Campus Circle 3.28.13 - 4.10.13

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Sports L.A. LIVE College Basketball Fan Fest L.A. Live 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles lalive.com/collegefanfest A celebration of all things basketball, fans can test their skills and win prizes with basketball competitions on the regulation-sized court in Nokia Plaza, interact with the latest games and inflatables, be wowed by some of L.A.’s best dance groups, jam to the top DJs and much more. When Thur., March 28-Sat., March 3 Times Thur. @ 2:00 p.m., Fri. @ 5:00 p.m., Sat. @ 10:00 a.m. Prices Free Music Vans Warped Tour Kick-Off Party Club Nokia 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles clubnokia.com/eventdetail.php?id=39576 With Chiodos, New Beat Fund, MC Lars, Big Chocolate, Beware of Darkness and special guests. When Thur., March 28 Times Doors open @ 6:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $15 FRIDAY, MARCH 29

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Comedy Nerdist Podcast Live Grove of Anaheim 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim citynationalgroveofanaheim.com/events/event_details. asp?id=2485 The Nerdist Podcast Live show includes both a live taping of the popular podcast and, before the taping, standup comedy performances by hosts Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira. You know Hardwick from his extensive television work, including hosting “Web Soup” on G4 and “Talking Dead” on AMC, his appearances with Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon and many others and his book The Nerdist Way. Ray’s a rising standup comic in L.A., co-hosts a popular weekly live standup show and writes for E! Entertainment Television’s “The Soup.” And Mira’s a staffer on G4’s “Attack of the Show” and host of his own weekly live standup comedy show in L.A. as well. When Fri., March 29 Times 8:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $20

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Film Reservoir Dogs The Nuart 11272 Santa Monica, Los Angeles bit.ly/b7ZmTj Quentin Tarantino wanted James Woods to play a role in the film, and made him five different cash offers. Woods’ agent refused the offers without ever mentioning it to Woods, as the sums offered were well below what Woods would usually receive. When Tarantino and Woods later met for the first time, Woods learned of the offer and was annoyed enough to get a new agent. Tarantino avoided telling Woods which role he was offered “because the actor who played the role was magnificent anyway.” It is widely accepted that the role that Tarantino was referring to was Mr. Orange [played by Tim Roth]. When Fri., March 29 Times 11:59 p.m. Prices $11 SATURDAY, MARCH 30 Sports Mayhem Wrestling Entertainment The Rinks 5555 McFadden Ave., Huntington Beach brownpapertickets.com/event/327510 An eight-man tournament for the MWE Championship featuring: Rocky Romero, Brian Cage, James Morgan, Voodoo Kaos, Eric Watts, Tommy Wilson, Andrew Hellman and Joey Ryan. When Sat., March 30 Times 6:00 p.m. Prices $15 Music Paid Dues Festival NOS Events Center 689 South E Street, San Bernardino paidduesfestival.com MURS in association with Guerilla Union (Rock The Bells, Cypress Hill SmokeOut) present Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dom Kennedy, Tech N9ne, De La Soul, Immortal Technique, Hopsin, Joey Badass and Grouch & Eligh. When Sat., March 30 Times Doors @ 12 PM Prices Tix start @ $76 SUNDAY, MARCH 31 Dance Barak Ballet Ann and Jerry Moss Theater 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica barakballet.org See contemporary ballets by acclaimed choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Frank Chaves and a new work by Melissa Barak. The evening will also include a video presentation along with a dessert reception for everyone in

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 Comedy March Comedy Madness: Championship Hollywood Improv 8162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles like2laugh.com 64-plus comedians battle it out in brackets in this seventh annual stand-up comedy event. Inspired by the NCAA tourney, spanning five L.A. clubs with guest headliners, Madness continues until one champion is crowned. The Final Four finalists down from 64. Hosted/refereed by creator Josh Filipowski of Like2Laugh.com, and you (the audience) decide the winners. With past champs Samba Schutte, Adam Yenser, Julian McCullough and more! When Wed., April 3 Times 7:30 p.m. Prices $15 THURSDAY, APRIL 4 Comedy L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival Downtown Independent 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles lacomedyshorts.com This celebration of comedic short films is the largest comedy film festival in the U.S. and is dedicated to introducing the newest, hottest comedic talent to the audience and industry in a funpacked weekend of screenings, parties, industry panels and more. When Thur., April 4 –Sun., April 7 Times Thur. @ 6 p.m., Fri. @ 10 a.m., Sat. @ 11 a.m., Sun. @ 11 a.m. Prices Day passes start @ $25 Film Who Framed Roger Rabbit Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2013/04/roger-rabbit.html Although the film’s title is a question, no question mark appears in the title, as this is considered bad luck in the industry. When Thur., April 4 Times 7:30 p.m. Prices $5, $3 w/ student ID FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Sports Nuclear Cowboyz Citizens Business Bank Arena 4000 Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario nuclearcowboyz.com The show features the world’s top freestyle motocross riders in a never-before-seen action-packed, record-breaking theatrical freestyle motocross production. When Fri., April 5 – Sun., April 7

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Music Red Bull Thre3style National Finals Lure Nightclub 1439 Ivar Ave., Los Angeles redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Thre3styleUSA/001243298434421 The competing DJs include five winning qualifiers from across the U.S.: DJ Scene, DJ Phsh, Trentino, Konflikt, Donnie Dee, as well as the DJ to win the Red Bull Thre3Style “Wildcard” slot. Hosted by the Captains of Industry, this year’s National Finals will be judged by acclaimed DJs A-Trak, Z-Trip and Jazzy Jeff. Mark Ronson will headline the night with a special DJ set. When Fri., April 5, 2013 Times 10:00 p.m. Prices $20 advance, $25 at the door Dance USA Dance 2013 National DanceSport Championships JW Marriott at LA Live 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles usadancenationals.com/ America’s top ballroom, Latin and Salsa dancers will be trying to qualify for The World Games 2013. When Fri., April 5 – Sun., April 7 Times Check website for times Prices Day tix start @ $15, night tix start @ $45 SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Magic Food Network’s Justin Willman Club Nokia 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles justinwillman.com The Cupcake Wars host, who happens to be a pretty funny magician, presents this old-fashioned variety show with magicians, comedians and bizarre acts. When Sat., April 6 Times Doors @ 7:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $15 Drink L.A. Beer Festival Paramount Studios Backlot 780 N. Gower St., Los Angeles drinkeatplay.com/labeerfest/ Beer lovers rejoice! A day filled with beer, food and music featuring dozens of international and domestic beers, L.A.’s most popular food trucks and two great bands. When Sat., April 6 Times Noon-3 p.m. & 5-8 p.m. Prices $40 SUNDAY, APRIL 7 Comedy 30 Minute Musicals: Jurassic Park Celebration Theatre 7051 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood brownpapertickets.com/event/352822 This fast and furious romp features original songs and choreography, clocking in at a breathtaking 30 minutes. Singing, dancing dinosaurs – who could ask for anything more? When Sun.., April 7 Times 8 & 9:30 p.m. Prices $15 Charity Walk MS 2013 Rose Bowl 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena bit.ly/U7wlUJ Join the movement at Walk MS to bring us one step closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis! Come and celebrate with thousands of fellow friends, co-workers and families that, like you, want to stop MS in its tracks. There will be fun for the whole family as you enjoy a beautiful 5K walk, roll or stroll around the Rose Bowl. There will also be entertainment on the route, and at

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Theatre American Buffalo Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles http://geffenplayhouse.com/more_info.php?show_id=171 One of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet’s defining works, “American Buffalo” was instantly hailed as a new American classic when it opened on Broadway in 1975. Now, Geffen Playhouse artistic director Randall Arney takes a fresh look at these misguided misfits who are a little out of luck and way out of their league as they plot the theft of a rare coin collection. As the time of the heist approaches, tension and anticipation build, revealing loyalties and testing friendships. When Tues., April 2 - Sun., May 12 Times Tues. @ 8:00 p.m., Wed. @ 8:00 p.m., Thur. @ 8:00 p.m., Fri. @ 8:00 p.m., Sat. @ 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sun. @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00p.m. Prices Tix start @ $45

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the finish a festival with food, music, jugglers, face painters, team booths, fun give-a-ways and more awaits you. When Sun., April 7 Times Registration @ 7:45 a.m. Festivals Thai New Year Festival thainewyear.com The annual festival features a parade, a curry festival, music, pageants, exhibitions, booths, arts and crafts, food, drinks and more. (Hollywood Blvd. between Normandie & Western) When Sun., April 7 Times 8:00 p.m. Prices Free Theatre The Saturday Morning Cartoons Live Show El Cid 4212 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles capturedauralphantasy.com/ The Captured Aural Phantasy players bring to life nuggets of pop culture straight from the heyday of Saturday morning TV (1970 – 1988) through live interpretations of vintage cartoons, ads, PSAs, music and more. More than a nostalgia trip, the show brings the ritual of Saturday morning cartoons to new audiences that may have missed (or were too young for) the fun the first time. Come in your pajamas for VIP seating. When Sun., April 7 Times 8:30 p.m. Prices $10 MONDAY, APRIL 8 Concerts Rihanna Staples Center 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles rihannanow.com Rihanna’s work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including five American Music Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards and five Grammy Awards. She has achieved a total of 11 No.1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the youngest solo artist to achieve the feat. When Mon., April 8 Times 7:30p.m. Campus Circle 3.28.13 - 4.10.13

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BY SYDNEY CHAMPION LOS ANGELES DODGERS The Short Stop Echo Park 1455 W Sunset Blvd., 90026 213.482.4942 Facebook.com/TheShortStop Walking distance from Dodger Stadium, The Short Stop is a watering hole for Dodger fans so expect to see a lot of blue and white on game days. The bar also has a great happy hour every day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.: $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon beers, $3 well drinks and $4 draft beers! Side note: Motown on Mondays is worth a visit at The Short Stop. This event features performers spinning originals, remixes and covers of your favorite Motown songs. SOUTH (3D Bar) Santa Monica 3001 Wilshire Blvd., 90403 310.828.9988 southsantamonica.com What’s almost as good as watching a baseball game in person? Watching a baseball game in 3D! SOUTH is L.A.’s only 3D sports bar with every flatscreen 3D-capabale and powered by Vizio, so you’ll feel like you’re up closer and personal with players like the handsome Matt Kemp. SOUTH is also great for authentic and original Southern food like Hush Puppies, Chicken N’ Waffle Sliders and good ol’ Canal Street Jambalaya. Far Bar Little Tokyo 347 E 1st Street, 90012 213.617.999 farbarla.com If you want to munch on Asian-fusion cuisine, head over to Far Bar. This joint has sushi, tacos, pizzas, burgers and one very important baseball staple: Kobe beef hot dogs! If you’re feeling really fancy (and super hungry), they also serve entrees like New York Steak and Lamb Chops. TV screens above the bar make it the perfect place to watch the game and sip on a Bacon old Fashioned (which is only $6 during happy hour!).

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Big Wangs Hollywood 323.469.2449 1562 N. Cahuenga Blvd. bigwangs.com Expect this place to be packed on game days with enthusiastic, energetic fans. Big Wangs has perfect bar food snacks: nachos, potato skins, chili cheese fries, cheese sticks, etc. However, you must also try the Sweet Potato Tots, Disco Fries (aka Gravy Cheese Fries) and Pizza Fries. They have a wide variety of draft beers served in frosty mugs to quench your game day thirst. ESPN Zone Downtown (L.A. Live) 1011 S Figueroa St. B 101, 90015 213.765.7070 espnzonelalive.com Yes, it is a chain restaurant, but it is seriously one of the best sports bars out there for Dodger fans. With numerous TV screens, two bars (one upstairs and one downstairs) and an arcade, this bar screams “Fun!” and is perfect for the whole family. Plus, it’s located in L.A. Live, so after the Dodgers win, head over to the movie theater or check out the Conga Room. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS San Francisco Saloon West L.A. 11501 W Pico Blvd., 90064 310.478.0152 sfsaloon.com If you’ve been worried about where to watch your current World Series champs, relax. The No. 1 spot worth going to in L.A. where you’ll definitely feel safe and at home is the San Francisco Saloon. This is Giants nation. Here, you can wear your orange and black without getting the evil eye from those in blue. The saloon is known for its burgers, which a number of them contain blue cheese, avocado, jack cheese, guacamole and more. Or, you can make your own. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and includes discounts on wings, quesadillas and nachos. This place is a must for die-hard San Francisco fans.

BOSTON RED SOX Little Bar Lounge Mid-Wilshire 757 S. La Brea Ave., 90036 323.937.9210 littlebarlounge.com This New England-style lounge is perfect for Red Sox fans. Although they don’t serve food, don’t let that deter you from trying any of its 18 beers on tap (BTW: they welcome you to bring your own food). In between innings, pick up a game of darts or browse through the thousands of song selections on the jukebox. On a typical Saturday night, the place is packed so make sure you get there early on Red Sox game days. Casey’s Irish Pub Downtown 613 S Grand Ave., 90017 213.629.2353 213nightlife.com/caseysirishpub Known to televise the Red Sox games, Casey’s is a great, historic bar that serves yummy food and even yummier drinks. Casey’s has outdoor patio seating, booths and tables, a dart room and billiards, a live music stage and (of course) multiple TV screens. The bartenders are extremely nice, and I recommend one of Casey’s “specialties”: the Pickle Back, which is Jameson Irish Whiskey chased with homemade pickle juice. NEW YORK YANKEES Barney’s Beanery West Hollywood 8447 Santa Monica Blvd., 90069 323.654.2287 barneysbeanery.com Admittedly, it was hard to find a safe haven for New York Yankee fans in Los Angeles, but Barney’s Beanery might be the best bet. Of course, you might run into some Dodger fans if that’s the team the Yankees are playing, but you’ll still be guaranteed a good time. Barney’s has air hockey, pool tables, foosball, arcade games, trivia night (on Tuesdays), karaoke (on Wednesdays and Sundays) and shuffleboard.

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CD EDITION Darling Parade, Tegan & Sara and Justin Timberlake Darling Parade’s new album makes a break-up sound fun.

Darling Parade Battle Scars and Broken Hearts (Page 2) Sometimes when things don’t go as hoped, it’s better to scream to the heavens than it is to get all weepy. As the title Battle Scars and Broken Hearts indicates, the new Darling Parade album deals lyrically with the aftermath of having learned some hard lessons in love. Darling Parade plays soaring alt-rock, and lead singer Kristin Kearns deals out the heartbreak without watery eyes; there’s definitely no mascara running down her face as she turns a feeling of emptiness into wonderment on the extremely catchy “Ghost,” a hit-bound sing-along with enough pop power to put Darling Parade on par with similarly sounding hit makers Evanescence. Buzzing guitars help Kearns cut a relationship short on “Just Another,” where she can’t resist adding the putdown, “You’re just another sad excuse for a lover,” to the kissoff. Not to discount the subject matter, but songs like “Coming Undone,” “Bad Habit” and “Summer” call more for rocking out on air guitar than they do hanging on Kearns’ every word. Album closer “With You” is actually the set’s battle scars and broken hearts referencing title cut, and here Kearns sounds truly sad. But otherwise, Darling Parade makes breaking up sound kind of like fun. -Kevin Wierzbicki Tegan & Sara Heartthrob (Warner Bros.) Heartthrob or heart attack? The twin sister lesbian Canadian duo, Tegan & Sara, released their seventh album Heartthrob

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earlier this year and will perform at Coachella in mid-April. Unlike their usual indie-folk sound, they have morphed into the norm of catchy beats and electronic pop. Compared to their other albums, like The Con, the women have changed their sound in this album to relate more to the Katy Perry and Britney Spears music of today. For the devoted fans that have been attached to them since the Under Feet Like Ours album, this new pop-esque type sound can either be a heartthrob or a heart attack. For new listeners, it may be easier for them to feel attached and in love with their hearts and new jams, but it may take the older fans some time to get used to such pop. The songs all seem to relate to relationships or people of their past, which gives listeners the nostalgic feelings that the duo always has given its fans. This new path can either have them walking with a ghost or bring them a step closer with their old and new fans. -Eva Recinos Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience (RCA) It’s hard to recall any album getting more hype in recent years than The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake’s first album since 2006. Between a full week on “Jimmy Fallon,” “Saturday Night Live” hosting duties, appearances in Target and Bud Light commercials and performances at the Grammy Awards and South by Southwest, he’s practically amassed more media coverage than the new pope. However, expectations were diminished somewhat by the music. The sharp first single, “Suit & Tie,” showed Timberlake following neo-soul trends rather than setting his own. Follow-up single “Mirrors” has

uncharacteristically nasally vocals and a bloated eight-minute run time. Most of the songs on 20/20 go past the seven-minute mark, but more often than not, the run times work in Timberlake and producer Timbaland’s favor, giving the collaborators (who also worked with Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon) the space to fulfill their grand ambitions. There are moments on 20/20 that are just as novel as the game-changing FutureSex/LoveSounds. Opening track “Pusher Love Girl” arrives on a cloud of dreamy, cinematic Henry Mancini strings -- and it tops itself from there as Timberlake sings atop gospel choir, bellowing horns and funky electronic warbles until Timbaland drops in the hip-hopping “remix version” around the five-minute mark. “Don’t Hold the Wall” brings together R&B soul with Middle Eastern cries and hand percussion before the novel arrangement evolves into a cutting-edge club jam. “Let the Groove Get In” finds Timberlake globe-hopping again, bringing in a Latin flavor with rhythmic percussion and clanging brass. “Strawberry Bubblegum” is another track that transforms from slinky R&B seduction to flirt with funky, organ-pumping grooves. And where Timberlake in albums past was soggiest on the slow songs, this time out the slow song is one of the strongest. “Blue Ocean Floor” washes over the listener with subdued synthesizers, Timberlake’s most tender vocals to date and the oddly moving ambient sound of a slide show project or. Timberlake’s ambitions still get the better of him, evident by the aforementioned “Mirrors” and the unintentionally laughable “Spaceship Coupe,” which slides in a cartoonish effect that can best be described as an alien having an orgasm. But while 20/20 isn’t perfect, it is visionary. And against immense odds, it lives up to the massive hype. -Piet Levy/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MCT) Campus Circle 3.28.13 - 4.10.13

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